Fans have long contrived ways to sneak into lockerrooms, victory celebrations and other off-limits connections with their favorite teams. But how about the team photo?

Sneaking in might still be a challenge but now you can buy your way into the Cincinnati Reds team photo.

The Reds are auctioning a spot in their photo, to be taken before the April 21 game against the Dodgers. The opening bid is $500 and the winning contribution will go to the programs of the Reds Community Fund.

The successful bidder also will receive a signed 11-by-17 print of the photo, four tickets to that night's game and a Reds polo shirt and pullover.

To bid, go to